University of Virginia

2019 Duke @ UVA Football

Laurie, Jess and I were in Charlottesville to catch the UVA vs Duke Football game. It ended up being a bit of a blowout and it was great to see quarterback Bryce Perkins playing in person and dominating the game. The lopsided result made it a fun game to be at.

That night Jess and I stayed just west of Charlottesville and then went for a hike to McAfee Knob on the Appalachian Trail. The foggy conditions were a bit spooky but also meant we didn’t get much of a view for most of it. At the top we were entirely surrounded by fog. It was nice to be in nature and a fun hike.

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2018 Liberty @ UVA Football

Saturday I joined Jess and her family in Charlottesville for the UVA vs Liberty football game. We had a good tailgate spot and brought plenty of clothes to bundle up in the cold. We were going to leave early if the point differential ever got below the temperature. Being a 21 point game and not 35 we stayed until the end.

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2016 ECU vs UVA Basketball

12/6 ECU @ UVA Basketball

ECU Basketball was in Charlottesville playing UVA who was ranked in the top 10 at the time.  I got to see the game with Patrick, Lauren and Jen.  In the end it wasn’t much of a competitive game, but it was fun to root for ECU from the UVA section.

12/6 ECU @ UVA Basketball

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2015 Duke @ UVA Football

I joined some UVA friends on a non-ECU weekend for the UVA vs Duke game.  We had a great parking pass right at the stadium and the plan was to park the van there with all of our tailgate stuff and have everyone congregate there.  We arrived only to find out that the van was WAY to big to fit in the tiny parking spaces let alone have any space to tailgate.  After shuffling cars and parking the van elsewhere we commenced with our tailgate and ended up having a good time.  UVA even won the game!

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McCormack Observatory

McCormack Observatory Telescope

This weekend started out with a visit to the McCormack Observatory – this was at one point the largest telescope in the world in 1878 and is at the campus of the University of Virginia.  They open a couple times a month to the public and I got the chance to look through the lens at the moon.

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